Rovectin’s slogan is: “𝐃𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚+ 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞” and rightly so. They aim to provide Dermatologist grade skin care – removing all gimmicks and known harmful ingredients to improve skin’s inherent functionalities. More or less you can view 𝘙𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘯 as essential skin care which is inclusive for all.
As this is the first time that I’m testing out a product by Rovectin, I wanted to try something uncommon: not a toner or a sheet mask. I went for their 𝘊𝘪𝘤𝘢 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘉𝘢𝘭𝘮. It’s been a long time since I tried a balm product or something along the lines of refined concentrated products.
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞? – This Balm specifically serves as a repair and protect skin care product. Everyone needs to be using at least one form of skin barrier strengthening product in their daily routine, however it will be most appreciated by sensitive and aging skin types which are in need of soothing, repairing, strengthening and protecting in order to tolerate the negative impacts caused by external stressors.
Even if you have extremely stressed skin – perhaps cause by over exfoliating or failure to use sunscreens – active ingredients including Madecassoside, Calamine and Rovectin’s Repair Complex within this Balm can correct sensitivity and damage associated with such skin types and concerns. And it goes without saying that Cica has been included for it’s skin calming abilities.
• Paraben, fragrance, colourant and mineral free.
𝐌𝐲 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐫: This balm only took 4 days to arrive to England from Korea, so with the excitement I tried it out right away and have been using it for just over a week now. First of all the texture and finish is spot on. It’s not a balm, as in a greasy petroleum jelly sort of balm, it’s similar to a light cream but with the high concentration of ingredients of a balm or salve.
As this Balm will be sitting underneath at least one other skin care layer and may be even makeup, it appropriately is quick absorbing and lightweight. I know people overuse descriptions like: “It’s not sticky… this isn’t heavy on skin…” etc, although it’s genuinely almost undetectable after around 10 minutes of initial application. It makes adding skin concern targeted skin care into your routine minus the fuss.
Update: A few weeks into consistent use I noticed that this balm was making my skin itch. It was an unbeatable itching sensation, but it was noticeable most days. I since realised that this was because the balm’s lavender oil – an essential oil which commonly disagrees with sensitive and acne-prone skin types.
Other people who have tried this balm, as well as those who were interested in try it, noted online and directly on Rovectin’s social media pages that they were disappointed by the inclusion of lavender oil. As of this Autumn, Rovectin announced that they have since take the advice of their customers and supports by omitting lavender oil from their Cica Balm and have further removed other forms of essential oils from their other products.
💬 Today’s question is skin soothing and calming products. Which product do you consider to be your SOS remedy for skin irritations or spots/pimples?
Disclaimer – The product featured in this post was gifted in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and have therefore not been influenced by the brand or any company in association.